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Bernard King
Personal information
Born December 4, 1956 (1956-12-04) (age 62)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
High school Fort Hamilton (Brooklyn, New York)
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College Tennessee (1974–1977)
NBA Draft 1977 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the New York Nets
Pro career 1977–1993
Career history
1977–1978 New Jersey Nets
1979 Utah Jazz
1980–1981 Golden State Warriors
1982–1986 New York Knicks
1987–1990 Washington Bullets
1992 New Jersey Nets
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA All-Star (1982, 1984, 1985, 1991)
  • 2× All-NBA First Team (1984, 1985)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1982)
  • All-NBA Third Team (1991)
  • NBA All-Rookie Team (1978)
  • NBA scoring champion (1985)
  • Consensus first-team All-American (1977)
  • Consensus second-team All-American (1976)
  • 3× SEC Player of the Year (1975–1977)
  • No. 53 retired by the University of Tennessee
Career statistics
Points 19,655 (22.5 ppg)
Rebounds 5,060 (5.8 rpg)
Assists 2,863 (3.3 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Bernard King is an American retired basketball player. He played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

King was picked in the 1st round of the 1977 NBA Draft. He played with the New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and the Washington Bullets.

He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on September 8, 2013.


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